But when the adult population is vaccinated Experts are still paying attention to children who have not been vaccinated.
Dr. Richina Bicette, deputy medical director of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told CNN that children make up nearly 25% of all Covid-19 cases in the United States.
“As adults are more vaccinated and protected and immune to the virus, The virus persists in communities looking for susceptible hosts and pediatric patients who meet that description,” Bisette explained.
Children 12 years and older can be vaccinated. Pfizer/BioNTech, and outreach efforts have begun in the race to protect eligible teens.
“I want to get vaccinated because it will benefit me. Because it’s summer and because I have to go to school,” 14-year-old Aliyah Jennings, who told CNN she received her first dose on Friday in New York.
On June 10, vaccine advisers will meet with the US Federal Drug Administration. to discuss the licensing of the COVID-19 vaccine For children under 11 years old
we haven’t arrived yet But it’s getting closer and closer
Although less than half of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, or about 42 percent, progress is still being made in people’s feelings about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has on their lives.
“Almost all demographic subgroups of the population have undergone major changes since last fall in their reports that their lives returned to normal,” the survey said.
John’s University information Hopkins said the United States had an average of 14,300 new cases per day in the past week, down from nearly 71,300 a day in mid-April. During the peak infection in the country last winter. The average daily new patient is 250,000.
The state is noticing progress. Many vaccination sites in Massachusetts will begin closing this month, Governor Charlie Baker said at a news conference. It was touted that 79% of living adults had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
New Jersey passed a bill this week to end the public health emergency initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. due to the lifting of restrictions on assembly throughout the state
meanwhile Hawaii has moved to ease some restrictions once it has reached its vaccine milestone. Governor David Ige said on Friday he was ending all restrictions for inter-county travel on June 15, touting that 52 percent of the state’s population would be susceptible to vaccination. He was fully vaccinated.
“The easing of travel restrictions is a direct result of our strong vaccination rates. and the community who sacrificed and did what had to be done in the past year and a half to stop the spread of Covid-19,” Ige said
Companies pushing back to normal
President Joe’s goals Biden to vaccinate 70% of adults with COVID-19 vaccine At least once by the 4th of July proved difficult. to say the least And states offer incentives ranging from scholarships to lottery to boost demand for vaccines.
Now enter free beer.
This week Anheuser-Busch It teamed up with the White House to promise free beer to people 21 and older if the country meets its goals.
“Anheuser-Busch Will buy America’s next round of beer, seltzer, non-alcoholic beverages. or other American AB products,” the company said in a press release.
The company does not require vaccines for passengers. But those who are not vaccinated “Must be tested and comply with other procedures,” according to a press release from the company.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said: “This is it, vacationers can finally plan to spend their precious time this summer. and get away from challenging times for everyone,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.
CNN’s Lauren Mascarenhas, Ariel Edwards-Levy, Polo Sandoval, Mallika Kallingal, Elizabeth Joseph and Andy Rose contributed to the report.